Rising Capital is a Singapore head-quartered ‘Digital Assets Management’ firm focussed on investing in diversified crypto strategies of brilliant founders in South East Asia & India.

Since 2013, we have built, operated and sold several crypto ventures before setting up ‘Rising’ to capture significant return asymmetries amid rising volatility. Our business is directed towards two important focal points - Rising Venture Studio and Rising Capital Fund.

As Rising Venture Studio, we promote the entrepreneur and the company building process. We know what it’s like to be in the founder’s shoes and support the ‘next big thing’ in crypto, metaverse or gaming with apt resources and network.

As the Rising Capital Fund, we invest in early-stage crypto companies across the NFT, Gaming and Metaverse Sectors, while keeping a portion of our portfolio in liquid assets. We strive to take a fundamental approach to identify unique investment opportunities in the emergent and evolving crypto asset class.

The Team

We bring a deep network across industries, experience serving entrepreneurs and rigor assessing disparate asset classes over decades to deliver superior results in our advisory and investment businesses.

Sankalp Shangari

Co-Founder & Managing Partner

Worked at JP Morgan and Deutsche Bank. Built and sold Instant Pay (Fintech Wallet), LALA (crypto non custodial wallet), COSS (Singapore’s first crypto exchange). Active investor & hosts a crypto podcast called @HashTalk.

Pavel Bains

Co-Founder & Partner

Founder of top Web3 crypto project, Bluzelle. Worked with Disney Interactive Studios, Electronic Arts, Warner Bros. Active investor in crypto and technology startups. Featured on CNBC, Wired, Fast Company, CoinDesk.

Subhash Bedi


Rising Straits and Red fort Capital | 100 most influential persons of the decade in Global Real Estate | Emerging Entrepreneur Award 2015.

Santosh Jaiswal


17+ Years of Finance & Fund experience | Red Fort Capital, GE Capital, Genpact, Fidelity Worldwide Investment.

Samarth Ahuja

Head of Partnerships

Chartered Accountant | CFA Level 2 | Founded & led the IB Division of a leading FinTech company, managing a team of 10 analysts and advising clients on M&A transactions and fundraising process.

Shivangi Pandey

Sr. Partnership Manager

MBA in marketing, Gamer by heart with web3 blood, been in crypto space since 2019. Led Initial marketing and launch for Indigg and Edao. Ex-Polygon | Ex- Indigg. Specialised in strategic marketing , PR and partnership ecosystem management.

Amit Kumar


Seasoned marketing professional with 6+ years of experience in executing and planning intuitive marketing strategies. Experienced professional with a creative instinct and an eye for details. Always learning & building brands with a go-getter attitude.

Lakshay Gupta

Junior Analyst

Holds B.Com honours in Finance and Investment. Previously worked with the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment and Star Net FX.

Abhinav Bheema

Business Intern

Researcher and on-chain analyst focusing on emerging frontiers of Crypto, including NFT’s and Web3 gaming. Creator of Venture Analytics, a Web3-focused funding insights platform. Active contributor in multiple DAOs

Reena Pal

Head of Accounts

12+ Years of Experience in Accounts, Finance, and Taxation| PMP Certified| CA (Inter)| Previously worked with Public Sector Undertaking and the Ministry of Science and Technology.

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